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  • asrlohzasrlohz UddevallaPosts: 645Member
    Originally posted by mazut
    Originally posted by asrlohz
    Originally posted by mazut
    I agree OP, didnt expect anything, but this maps, omg they looks so small. Now I expect miniature game world :/

    Well, if you looked at the video it you probably didn't notice that when he click "Daggerfall" the map was a lot bigger than it was at the "zone" that he was in. Apparently Cyrodiil will be three times bigger according to the devs. (I'm sorry, I can't source this but I believe they said it in one of the many interviews they had a couple of weeks ago)

    Personally I would have wanted the PvE worlds bigger as well but I think I'll enjoy it anyhow. Considering that they've claimed to be going with a slow leveling curve it should take awhile to finish each zone. Let's just hope it wont grind us to death and that we'll have 2-3 zones to choose from that are the same level difficulty.

    Sound reasonable, will see ;)

    We should still try to not get our hopes too high though. Even I personally want to hype the game to the world's end.

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  • MibletMiblet BognerPosts: 333Member

    At this stage of the game I expected pretty much what we saw.  Placeholder / low quality textures, placeholder UI.

    If this was coming out in a month then yes I would understand the whining, but it's not.  I'm not saying it will be the second coming of video gaming like some are but it should be worth a look...when it comes out in Q3/Q4.

     

    The people who are dissapointed with that video are the ones who were hyping themselves into a frenzy, and the ones who are cheering the death of the game are the same as those who were before the video was released.

  • mistmakermistmaker viennaPosts: 232Member Uncommon

    what is elder scrolls online?!?!

     

     

    :D

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    The only question now is if EOS will hit the shitpipe faster than SWOTR. 
  • vmopedvmoped Athens, GAPosts: 1,708Member
    Originally posted by Miblet

    At this stage of the game I expected pretty much what we saw.  Placeholder / low quality textures, placeholder UI.

    If this was coming out in a month then yes I would understand the whining, but it's not.  I'm not saying it will be the second coming of video gaming like some are but it should be worth a look...when it comes out in Q3/Q4.

     Here I agree with ya mate.  I saw nothing out of the ordinary for this point in beta from my experience.  I was surprised how much it looked and played like an elder scrolls game, based on all the 'who-haw'n' that was going on a month or so ago I thought otherwise.

    Cheers!

    MMO Vet since AOL Neverwinter Nights circa 1992. My MMO beat up your MMO. =S

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member
    I'm surprised noone mentioned one glaring missing feature; Radiant AI. The NPC are just standing there. There is no ES series with static NPCs.
  • GroovyFlowerGroovyFlower RdamPosts: 1,245Member
    Originally posted by baphamet

    i blame wow lol

    we seen on the wow forums that if you cry loud enough eventually you might get your way.

     

    And the result of all this whining is: WoW clones:P

     

    Indeed whine enough you get what you ask for and deserve:)

  • GroovyFlowerGroovyFlower RdamPosts: 1,245Member
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    I'm surprised noone mentioned one glaring missing feature; Radiant AI. The NPC are just standing there. There is no ES series with static NPCs.

    Hello THEMEPARK hello WAKE UP waxmuseum mmo WAXMUSEUM what you expect hehe.

    A brilliant sandbox ala morrowind/skyrim in mmo, never gonne happen.

  • asrlohzasrlohz UddevallaPosts: 645Member
    Originally posted by GroovyFlower
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    I'm surprised noone mentioned one glaring missing feature; Radiant AI. The NPC are just standing there. There is no ES series with static NPCs.

    Hello THEMEPARK hello WAKE UP waxmuseum mmo WAXMUSEUM what you expect hehe.

    A brilliant sandbox ala morrowind/skyrim in mmo, never gonne happen.

    The NPC's do react to your presence. And define themepark. The game basically brags about the main feature in the game is freedom. So you may go where ever you please and skip whatever quests you like and still progress in a proper manner. Of course you can't skip all quest but atleast you aren't on any rails.

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    I am preplexed with amount of whining over the leaked video.

    "The game looks terrible!" ... fanboys leaving.

     

    But I wonder, honestly : What did you expect ?

    Cause I aint seeing anything that would in any way contradict anything that was said and reported about game so far.

    So what made you scream "bloody murder" now ?

     

    Is it graphics ? Because in beta only the lowest resolution textures are enabled and 3d effects are on bare minimum. Its only in late beta cycles that they enable all "eye candy" ... but you knew that , right ?

    Is it animations ? Because in Beta most animations are placeholders...

     

    Is it the fact its just another MMO with zero innovation ?

    But you knew that before....

     

    So why complain now ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I am more excited then I ever was, but maybe because I can look at something with an analytica leye and see something for what it is trying to be and understand the limitations that are in place at the time of the showing.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    Originally posted by aesperus
    Originally posted by Po_gg
    Originally posted by pmnx
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    But I wonder, honestly : What did you expect ?

    I expected a AAA mmorpg developped during 5 years by Mat Firror.

    And for one vote to the other side as well, I personally expected an Elder Scrolls game, only this time Online (like the name stated) with fellow Elder Scrolls fans :)

    So when I first heard about the whole TES-skinned DAoC2 shenanigan I scraped it off from the "waiting" list... and only with the recent news picked up the line again, but I admit I'm still on the fence with TESO, since it still looks way too daoc-ish for my taste.

    Just out of curiosity, but what exactly are you seeing (other than the 3 factions) that makes the game look like a DAoC clone?

    The only part of the game that we know of that shares commonality w/ DAoC is the faction PvP, of which we haven't seen anything about it really. We just know it's supposed to exist.

    lol; the arbitrary separation of Tamriel's races into 3 factions (really, why? I know ofc that you can twist the lore as you want to make it believable, but this looks like forced RvRvR to me), and the fact that each faction is restricted to its own PvE-leveling zone(s) with only one common zone to fight.

    This is as DAoC as it gets.

    SO we get a DAoC game ontop of an already established TES PvE game.  I dunno bout anyone else but that means double the content, woot.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • spladianspladian st paul, MNPosts: 20Member

    Kids, kids... why complain about the graphics? Going by steam hardware surveys these graphics would tax your computer.

    You'd be surprised how much better a game looks on a 30 inch monitor... or 3 1080p's linked in portrait for 3240x1920 resolution.

    Don't worry though.  A summer job at Mcdonald's is right around the corner. That'll help pay for an upgrade.

     

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    I think it looks great, can't wait to get in beta.

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    I ripped about 4 videos from YT.  If anyone didn't get a chance  PM me.

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  • rawfoxrawfox HamburgPosts: 648Member Uncommon

    I think it is simple not fair to bring stuff outside of an existand NDA, a NON disclosure agreement.

    So there was some fool breaking the NDA and complaining about whatever.

    That only, to "save" the community from possible POS while that is - what we all know - a matter of taste.

     

     

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Originally posted by rawfox

    I think it is simple not fair to bring stuff outside of an existand NDA, a NON disclosure agreement.

    So there was some fool breaking the NDA and complaining about whatever.

    That only, to "save" the community from possible POS while that is - what we all know - a matter of taste.

     

     

     Character creation looked phenom

    Skills and abilities looked vast

    Jumping, movement, responsiveness was very fluid and organic

    No invisable walls, could roam wherever

    Graphics looked very good

    Dungeon/city looked and felt like a dungeon/city does in TES

    Not sure what they are sad about, looks to be shaping up nicely imo, I am excited. I want to play this bad.

     

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  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member
    Originally posted by GroovyFlower
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    I'm surprised noone mentioned one glaring missing feature; Radiant AI. The NPC are just standing there. There is no ES series with static NPCs.

    Hello THEMEPARK hello WAKE UP waxmuseum mmo WAXMUSEUM what you expect hehe.

    A brilliant sandbox ala morrowind/skyrim in mmo, never gonne happen.

    well, it could happen but it would take a truly bold company with innovative ideas, not a newly-founded one, jugling on a huge budget that's anxious to get a share of the pie with a "me too" WoW 1.5 clone.

    Unfortunately, that's all we're getting, WoW 1.5.

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Betaguy
    Originally posted by rawfox

    I think it is simple not fair to bring stuff outside of an existand NDA, a NON disclosure agreement.

    So there was some fool breaking the NDA and complaining about whatever.

    That only, to "save" the community from possible POS while that is - what we all know - a matter of taste.

     

     

     Character creation looked phenom

    Skills and abilities looked vast

    Jumping, movement, responsiveness was very fluid and organic

    No invisable walls, could roam wherever

    Graphics looked very good

    Dungeon/city looked and felt like a dungeon/city does in TES

    Not sure what they are sad about, looks to be shaping up nicely imo, I am excited. I want to play this bad.

     

    You and me both brother, you and me both.

     

    While I personally had no issues with the game in the vid it was obvious the loser did everything within his power to make the game appear worse then it was.

     

    Another thing that no one is bothering to bring up and I havnt heard one response on, the locale this video is shot in leaves alot to be desired from an aesthetic POV since this areas is a Desert.  Very hard to spruce up a desert and make it look alive.  Just wait till you see Vids coming from areas such as Black Marsh, Skyrim, Elsweyr and Morrowind.  I think the tune of alot of people will change once they see areas commonly assosiated with TES game.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • arbacusarbacus red deer, ABPosts: 39Member Uncommon
    480p(bad quality) stream with bad bit rate best you can hope for out of this video is a snapshot of what the game looks like on lowest settings in bad 480p quality but only when hes standing still its worse than that when hes moving

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    Originally posted by GroovyFlower
    Originally posted by Galadourn
    I'm surprised noone mentioned one glaring missing feature; Radiant AI. The NPC are just standing there. There is no ES series with static NPCs.

    Hello THEMEPARK hello WAKE UP waxmuseum mmo WAXMUSEUM what you expect hehe.

    A brilliant sandbox ala morrowind/skyrim in mmo, never gonne happen.

    well, it could happen but it would take a truly bold company with innovative ideas, not a newly-founded one, jugling on a huge budget that's anxious to get a share of the pie with a "me too" WoW 1.5 clone.

    Unfortunately, that's all we're getting, WoW 1.5.

    What features does ESO use that copy WoW?  Cause I sure as **** don't see it.  In fact games like Wildstar and ArcheAge have way more in common with WoW then ESO ever will.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • Caliburn101Caliburn101 LondonPosts: 636Member

    The state of the graphics on this are irrelevant - it has been translated into another format at 'whatever' resolution and bears little relation to still screenshots - which should represent the look of top of the range machines running the game.

    UI beta graphic presets are unrepresentative until such time as you are running a graphics stress test.

    One wouldn't run such a test at an Expo giving people 20 mins each - crashes would piss everyone off and defeat the object...

    The animations however were possibly more representative - so I hope that aspect will be better at release - they were largely wooden and unrealistic.

    Lastly, no-one can judge the state of gameplay from a PvE perspective (quest, combat etc.) with 20 minutes of gameplay in a beta where around 10% of your alocated time is spent making the character sleep...

    Add beta, to starter area, to what appeared to be a confused and directionless player and we get an largely unrepresentative segment of video from which few conclusions (even interim conclusions) can be drawn.

    No point being upset or delighted by this - it is extremely unlikely to significantly resemble the shipped product.

  • SilveruneSilverune West SussexPosts: 112Member
    Looked terrible..They have a long way to go before release. Not just in terms of graphics that can be fixed but the combat looked awful, the quests dull. To me it looked liked a bad korean import of AOC.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,462Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    I am preplexed with amount of whining over the leaked video.

    "The game looks terrible!" ... fanboys leaving.

     

    But I wonder, honestly : What did you expect ?

     

     

     

    I think it's just players who live to be hysterical.

    The game actually does look better than what was shown on that video. Not leagues better. it doesn't look like skyrim. It can't look like a first person game because it's a large scale battle game.

    The combat, whether in the end someone likes it or not,  was not well represented as all the player did was left click. Didn't use skills, didn't use power attacks, etc.

    Also he was level 1.

    Other than that, the game is what they said it was. An mmo version of Elder Scrolls.

    Players need to stop dipping into their fantasies to hype up these games and start taking things at face value.

     

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Silverune
    Looked terrible..They have a long way to go before release. Not just in terms of graphics that can be fixed but the combat looked awful, the quests dull. To me it looked liked a bad korean import of AOC.

    While I agree they have a ways to go before release this video is not indicitive of actual gameplay.  The guy didn't even complete a single quest let alone give you an ideal on what style of questing the game utilyzes.  The combat looked bad because the guy was bad.....well thats actually giving bad a bad name.  This guy was an utter fool when it came to combat, but then again I suspect he intentionallly played that way to prove an agenda.  Backpeddling, blocking when at 1% health, no strafing, and less we forget he is level, 1 with only a staff.  I would advise anyone to not look at level 1 combat as indicitive of future gameplay.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • AkerbeltzAkerbeltz Vitoria-GasteizPosts: 161Member Uncommon

    Well, I expected a casual, combat-centric, story-driven, online cooperative arcade with a couple of RP features, a not-too complex crafting minigame and a huge combat-centric PvP battleground.

     

    I thought mine were not exaggerated expectations, as every mainstream MMO (allow me to omit the RPG part from the acronym as it is not relevant any more) has been doing the same since BC-WoW - and failing accordingly, as we all know.

     

    But that's not the point. The question is that if you have opted for a game model that, in its essence, is not precisely complex or substancial, it's unacceptable that the eye-candy, immediate factors (such as animations, graphics, voice overs, combat mechanics and so on) are average at best, as the leaked video shows - and don't be naive and remember MMORPG history: this is a beta, significant changes are not going to happen.

     

    Another point is that the market is currently overflowed with MMOs that offer the very same model that Zenimax  is proposing, so it rather makies sense that Zenimax would have walked the extra mile to reinforce the aforementioned areas.

     

    Besides the market saturation of this mmo model, it's perfectly ok to design a fun ride-in-the-park game that you can play casually alongside your wife and children. Perfectly ok as I say, but do it in quality fashion for the love of god....

     

    Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

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